Telling Your Friends About Diabetes
Speaking to your friends about your diabetes can be hard. You may worry that it will change your friendships. But your friends will soon see that you are no different now than you were before they knew you had diabetes.
Your diabetes is a part of who you are. You should not feel awkward or worry about what other people might think. Talking to a friend about your diabetes may even help. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. You may be able to chat about it at lunchtime or when you are out together.
You may want to show them your blood sugar monitor or insulin pen or pump. It may also be a good idea to explain to them how you feel when you have low blood sugar and high blood sugar and also explain what you need to do.
Your friends may not know much about diabetes, so they will probably be interested in finding out more. With a better understanding of diabetes, they may be able to help support you when you are out together. Really good friends will help you look after yourself.